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Episode 065: “Living Centered and Practicing Mindfulness”

Featuring Christopher O’Reilly, MA, LPC

Mindfulness is a topic that gets talked about often in mental and emotional health circles. However, while many of us know that it has benefits, practicing mindfulness doesn’t come easy to everyone. Today Mickenzie and Lindsey sit down with Christopher O’Reilly, therapist and Executive Director of Milestones at Onsite, who shares the role of mindfulness in his recovery journey. He also gets practical about using mindfulness as a parent, partner, leader, and therapist.

Meet this episode’s expert

Christopher O’Reilly, MA, LPC, serves as the Executive Director of Milestones, Onsite’s Residential Trauma Program.    

Christopher has an extensive career running residential and outpatient programs specializing in trauma, addiction treatment, and detox. Within a nearly 20-year career with Caron Treatment Centers, Christopher honed his administrative and clinical skills overseeing residential programs’ full range of operational and therapeutic functions. Christopher also served as an adjunct professor at West Chester University, teaching mind, body health. 

Christopher‘s obtained his MA in Clinical Counseling from Alvernia University, and his additional credentials include: 

  • Licensed Professional Counselor 
  • Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor 
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor 
  • Certified Sexual Additional Therapist 
  • Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist 

Christopher is also a Level 1 MBSR instructor from Brown University.   

As Executive Clinical Director, Christopher oversees all activities of Milestones, including operations, clinical, client outcomes, and CARF accreditation.

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Milestones at Onsite

Milestones at Onsite is a one-of-a-kind holistic and specialized residential trauma treatment experience. Serving individuals adversely affected by symptoms of unaddressed trauma, including anxiety, depression, codependency, and PTSD, this innovative and integrative program offers a variable-length of stay from 30 to 90 days specific to individual needs.  

Milestones offers multiple progressive clinical modalities based on specific needs—as well as warm hospitality and excellent customer service. Programming is structured yet flexible in order to accommodate the unique strengths, abilities, needs, and goals of each client.

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Video overview of Milestones, Onsite’s Residential Trauma Program